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"Wild ride into the supernatural realm"

Lyndhurst is a typical American city where decent folks live side by side with evil residents. The balance changes when two strangers, a good soul and a malevolent soul, arrive in town. Both share one common trait in that they are vampires. Michael's purpose in Lyndhurst is to end the unlife of Jasper, a loathsome creature who raises zombies to serve as his minion of maliciousness.

Nikki, a private detective is unable to allow anyone to get close to her after growing up on the streets. She has become the rope in a tug of war between the two immortals. However, Nikki possesses powers of her own as she mentally can apply kinetic energy as a weapon to keep herself safe. While Jasper might be the bigger threat to her life, Michael is the greater danger to her lifestyle because he can steal her heart.

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL is a wild ride into the supernatural realm that is so realistic that readers will sleep with garlic and religious icons in hand. Keri Arthur has written a well-crafted romantic detective vampire tale that will send fans of all three genres comparing her to Huff and Hamilton. This is a great start to what appears to be debut of a best-selling series.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 23, 2001

SUMMARY

Private Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there's nothing left to surprise her. All that changes the night she follows teenager Monica Trevgard into the shadows-and becomes a pawn caught in a war between two very different men. One fills her mind with his madness, the other pushes his way into her life-and her heart. Nikki knows how dangerous love can be, but if she wants to survive, she must place her trust in a man who could easily destroy her.

Michael Kelly has come to Lyndhurst determined to end the war between himself and another brother of the night. For 300 years he has existed in life's shadows, gradually learning to control the life from death cravings of a vampire. Nikki not only breaches his formidable barriers with her psychic abilities, but makes Michael believe he may finally have found a woman strong enough to walk by his side and ease the loneliness in his heart. But will his love be enough to protect her from a madman hell-bent on revenge? Or will it drive her into his enemy's deadly trap?

Only together can they overcome the evil threatening to destroy them both. But the secrets they keep from each other might prove to be the greatest threat of all.

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Dancing With The Devil
(Nikki & Michael series: Book 1)
by Keri Arthur

Imajinn
March 1, 2001
Available: March 10, 2001
ISBN #1893896595
EAN #9781893896598
248 pages
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Keri Arthur

Darkness Rising
Darkness Unbound
Moon Sworn
Bound to Shadows
Deadly Desire
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Destiny Kills
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Hotter Than Hell
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romances
The Darkest Kiss
Beneath a Rising Moon
Embraced By Darkness
Dangerous Games
Tempting Evil
Kissing Sin
Full Moon Rising
Memory Zero
Circle of Desire
Kiss the Night Good-bye
Beneath A Rising Moon
Chasing The Shadows
Circle of Death
Circle Of Fire
Hearts In Darkness 


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